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The Last Cottage
The Wood
Dingle
Co.Kerry
Ireland
Tel: (066) 9151469
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Airports

 
Kerry Airport: at Farranfore, approximately 1 hour from Dingle. For departure/arrival information call (066)97-64644.

Shannon Airport: 2-1/2 to 3 hour drive. Enquiries 061-471582.

Cork Airport: 2-1/2 to 3 hour drive. Enquiries 021-313131.
 

Art

There are a number of excellent galleries throughout the Dingle Peninsula.
 

Archaeological Tours

Sciúird: By coach or car, phone (066)91-51937. Pickup at the Pier or from our home can also be arranged the night before.
 

Bank Holidays

1 January; St. Patrick's Day 17 March; Easter Monday; May Day first Monday in May; first Monday in June; first Monday in August; Halloween; Christmas Day;  Stephens Day.
 

Banks

Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank are both located on Main Street. Opening hours: Monday 10 am to 5 PM; Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
 

Betting Shops

Located on Main Street. Closed on Sunday.
 

Bicycle Hire

Available at: Foxy John's, Main Street;       Mountain Man, Strand Street;    
Paddy's, Dykegate Lane
.
 

Bird Watching

You do not have to go any further than your bedroom window at The Last Cottage  to see some of the rarer birds which use the harbour area here in Dingle to feed.  In the winter we have birds from Greenland and Canada, whilst in the summer we play host to birds from Africa.

 

Blasket Islands

Boat trips to the Blasket Islands leave from Dingle and from the pier at Dún Chaoin on the Slea Head drive during the summer months, depending on the weather.
 

Bookshops

Café Liteartha on Dykegate Lane has books of Irish and local interest.

Léigh Linn, The Dingle Bookshop on Green Street.

 


Bureau de Change

Available at banks, Tourist Office, some shops, estate agents offices, and Credit Union office.



 

Buses

As local bus times change seasonally, please check with one of us for local times or ring (066)71-23566 for national bus service time

Car Hire

Available at all airports.

 

 

Church Services

Roman Catholic: Sundays at 9 am and 11 am; Saturdays summer at 8 pm, winter at 7:30 pm; weekdays at 10 am.

Church of Ireland (Anglican): 12 noon every Sunday.
 

Cinema

Phoenix Cinema, Dykegate Lane, phone (066) 91-51222. Very often have first run films.
 

Coach Hire

Auto Cabs, i.e. John Liston Ballinvounig, Dingle, Co. Kerry Phone:087-9880060
 

Colaiste Ide

Beautiful period house, was the residence of Lord Ventry during British times, and now an all-Irish-speaking girls boarding school.
 

Complaints

We work very hard at satisfying all our guests at all times; but if you have a problem, please give us an opportunity to rectify it.
 

Conor Pass

This is a lovely drive with a viewing area on top. There is a nice little lake a little down the north side called Peddlers Lake. The pass is quite narrow.

Dancing

During the season traditional set dancing takes place at various venues. Discos take place in some bars and the Hillgrove Hotel at weekends.
 

Dentists

Bryan G. Long, Upper Main St., phone (066)91-51527. Hours 10 AM to 5 PM.
Linda Johnson Corkery, Upper Main St, phone
(066)91-52333.
 

Dingle Races

Claimed locally as the best flapper meeting in both Ireland and the UK. Great fun if you do not take the betting too seriously. Held annually in early August.

 

Dingle Regatta

Racing in traditional Irish Currach canoes. You can watch the activities from along the harbour,  and savour the atmosphere and colour of the day. Sunday early to mid-August, depending on tides.

Dingle Way

Recently re-opened walking route from Tralee to Slea Head, over the Brandon mountain range, and back to Tralee. You can pick up the trail in Dingle and head west through Ventry and Ballyferriter. Definitely for the serious walker. The path is sign posted.

Diving

You can take diving lessons and dives at the Dingle Marina Dive Centre phone (066)91-52422 or 087-283-0380.
 

Doctors

The Medical Centre, The Mall, Dingle, phone 066  9152225.
 

Drama

Siamsa Tíre is a drama group located in Tralee which specialises in Irish productions. For information and reservations phone (066)71-23055.
The Beehive Theatre Company is located in Cooleen, Dingle ad put on various shows and plays during the year.
 

Dry Cleaning

Located at Moran's Garage.
 

Electricity

220 volts, 50 Hz.
 

Estate Agents

Padráig Lynch, Strand St, phone (066)91-51521
John Moore, Green St, phone
(066) 91-51588
Diony O'Connor, Green St, phone
(066)91-51655
Ted O'Connor, Green St, phone
(066)91-51533
 

Fairy Forts

There are several such forts around Dingle. Some say that the Tuatha De Dannan, a small race of people who colonised parts of Ireland, commenced their exploits in Ceann Trá (Ventry). To follow through on this, why not join an archaeological tour.
 

Ferries

Cork-Swansea, phone 021-271166.
Rosslare-Fishguard, phone 053-33158.
Rosslare-Cherbourg, phone 053-33158.
Rosslare-LeHavre, phone 053-33158.
 

Ferries - Local

Between Dunquin and the Blasket Islands, every hour during the summer, weather permitting, phone (066)91-51868.

Tarbert to Killimer (scenic route north across the Shannon etuary), every hour on the half-hour daylight hours, phone 065-53124.
 

Film Club

Tuesday evening during winter and spring only. Enquire at the Phoenix Cinema, (066)91-51222.
 

Fishing

Fresh water fishing: on lakes around the peninsula; permits required.
Sea Angling: you can cast off any suitable beach, pier or rocky shoreline; no permit required. A number of boats work out of Dingle during the summer. You can go on half-day trips or full-day trips. Please ask for leaflet or more information.
 

Fungi

Fungi (some spell it "Fungie", I don't think he minds either way),  the bottlenose dolphin who is living in our harbour area since 1984. You can take a boat trip to see him, or if you wish you can hire a wet suit and swim with him. You can also take a chance and walk out to the harbour mouth to see him up close.
 

Golf

There are a number of courses within striking distance of Dingle town. Ceann Sibeal at Ballyferriter is just 20 minutes drive west, phone (066)91-56255. The county also boasts Killarney, Waterville, Dooks, Ballybunion, Tralee, to mention a few



Horses

Horse riding is available at Coláiste Íde in Burnham, phone (066)91-52018 or (066)91-51868. Short and long treks and lessons can be arranged.
 

Hospital

In the event of an emergency, Dingle Hospital is just a few minutes away. Phone (066)91-51455. The main hospital for the county is University Hospital Kerry, phone (066)71-26222.
 

Itinerary

Please do not hesitate to ask us to assist you in planning your day trip from our home or for advice on your route to your new destination.
 

Jogging

We understand that some folk are hooked on a morning jog. A beautiful and challenging run is out by the lighthouse on the east side of the harbour, and only for the truly masochistic, there is always the Conor Pass!
 

Kerry

The County name; it covers an area south to Kenmare, east to Castleisland, and north to the Shannon. All points of the county can be accessed comfortably using The Liston Family home as the touring base. There is a complementary copy of "Kerry Gems" available for your to keep. 
 

Post

The post office is on the Main Street; opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm. There are post boxes outside the post office and outside Garvey's SuperValu. Incoming post arrives at about 8.30a.m.  Outgoing post leave Dingle at 3.30p.m. Monday to Friday.
 

Parking

While parking is safe, we ask you to take the precautions you normally would when parking in the town. Please only park in the areas provided.

 

Restaurants







Slea Head 
Drive

Dingle is recgnised as the gourmet capital of Ireland and won the title of Foody Town in a national competition. The following is a sample of  the many restaurants in the town

  • Chart House : phone (066)91-52255, closed Tuesdays
  • Doyle's : phone (066)91-51174, closed Sundays
  • Fenton's : phone (066) 91-51209
  • Half Door : phone (066)91-51600
A  route around the Dingle Peninsular with spectacular views around every corner.  A not to be missed experienced.voted the most beautiful place on earth several times by National Geographic,


Television

There is no TV in your room but if you wish to watch a particular programme we do have satalite TV in our sitting room which we will be happy to share with you.  Big sporting events are usually shown on big screens in several of the local pubs.
 

Tipping

Tipping in  Ireland is entirely discretionary. If you feel that the service and attention you received merits a reward, while not expected, is always appreciated.
 

Trains

Wild Atlantic
Way

Tralee train station, phone (066)71-23522.

A route along the Atlantic Coast from Malin Head to Kinsale and of course including the Dingle Peninsular,  Spectacular viewing points are indicated all around the peninsular,

 

 

Contact details.  
  The Wood, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Tel: 353 66 9151469
Mobile: 353 86 8652309
e-mail: dinglelastcottage@gmail.com
 
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